Exploding Cigar?

I’m traveling on business today, and the first thing I saw when I arrived at my hotel, courtesy of most of the bloggers who have RSS feeds on Power Line News, was this, from Rasmussen Reports:

Sixty-four percent (64%) of Americans believe the National Security Agency (NSA) should be allowed to intercept telephone conversations between terrorism suspects in other countries and people living in the United States. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 23% disagree.

Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Americans say they are following the NSA story somewhat or very closely.

Just 26% believe President Bush is the first to authorize a program like the one currently in the news. Forty-eight percent (48%) say he is not while 26% are not sure.

Ouch. This is definitely evidence for the “Wile E. Coyote” theory that the Democrats are marching off a cliff. My only word of caution is that liberal arguments often are not popular when they are first launched, but the unremitting drumbeat of the liberal media sometimes allows them to get traction over time. Whether the legacy media can convince Americans that it’s a good thing for their families to be at greater risk of being blown up, remains to be seen.


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